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September 18, 2011

More American children eating high fat, fast-food lunches

HealthDay reported that children’s “fast-food lunches, often offered as rewards, accounted for up to 51 percent of most children’s daily caloric needs and more than 50 […]
September 15, 2011

CMS unveils new website with hospital quality data

CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is beginning a new program to help health consumers compare hospitals based on quality.
September 15, 2011

Despite risk of not vaccinating, few teens receive meningococcal vaccine

USA Today reports that few teens are given the meningococcal meningitis vaccine, even though the CDC reports that “adolescents are at higher risk than any other age […]
September 14, 2011

High-dose zinc lozenges reduces duration of cold symptoms (not low dose)

High-dose, but NOT low-dose, zinc lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in The Open Respiratory Medicine […]
September 13, 2011

Group lists child car safety seats containing most and least hazardous chemicals

The CNN “The Chart” blog reported, “More than HALF of 2011 model children’s car seats contain one or more potentially hazardous chemicals, but the seats fared […]
September 13, 2011

Some coconut waters don’t deliver on promises

Coconut water—the natural juice from green coconuts— is often touted as a natural alternative to sports drinks. But does it really deliver?
September 12, 2011

Parenting style affects child’s mental health

Matching your parenting style to your child’s personality can greatly reduce your child’s risk of depression and anxiety, researchers say in a new study.
September 11, 2011

Article details latest generation of sunless self-tanning products

The Wall Street Journal reports (for subscribers) that the newest generation of sunless self-tanning products smells better, looks more natural, goes on more evenly, and helps smooth […]
March 13, 2009

Research suggests wine neither increases nor reduces breast cancer risk

In a recent blog I told you about a study of more than 1.2 million women in the UK that concluded that alcohol consumption may account for […]
March 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 6 – Why God’s Response to Prayer Isn’t Always to Heal

Despite what many television preachers tell us, the Bible does not teach that God’s response to a prayer to cure illness is an immediate physical healing. […]
March 16, 2009

Is Prince Charles Endorsing Quackery? His Herbal Detox Products Stir Controversy

In an unusual turn of events, a prominent scientist in the United Kingdom is accusing Prince Charles of contributing to the “ill health of the nation” […]
March 18, 2009

Ironically, the most devout are the most likely to utilize death-to-the-end treatment

The New York Times reports, “Terminally ill cancer patients who drew comfort from religion were far more likely to seek aggressive, life-prolonging care in the week […]
March 18, 2009

Obesity associated with large losses in expected lifespan: Study indicates. What can you do for your family?

  USA Today reports, “Weighing too much may take as much as a decade off your life, according a new analysis of studies that involved 900,000 […]
March 18, 2009

How to buy the best fish for your family

Fish, which is high in “good fat,” omega-3 fatty acids, confers multiple health benefits, but it can be challenging to find freshest fish as so often […]
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